Reader Success Story to Toronto


Camille presents her reader success story to Toronto today. Here it is, in her words:

I started using credit card points and miles in May 2022 after doing an extensive internet search for the best travel credit card and came across Pam and Alex’s blog. I was hooked.

My husband is Canadian and his parents still live in Vancouver, B.C. We make a trip from Utah about once a year. My husband is a huge hockey fan, and a trip to Toronto has been on our travel bucket list for a long time because it has the Hockey Hall of Fame. He especially wanted a picture with the Stanley Cup!

Flights to Toronto Using Credit Card Points

I opened both the Chase Ink business cards when the welcome offer was 90K points, and for my husband we opened the Capital One Venture. I then transferred my Chase Ink business points to my Chase Sapphire Preferred. At the time, there was a 30% bonus to transfer Chase points to Air Canada. I transferred points from Chase to buy my ticket on Air Canada and for my husband I transferred miles from Capital One to Air Canada. I got the best deal of course.

We flew from Vancouver to Toronto on Air Canada. The grandparents kept our three kids in Vancouver as they had their own fun weekend planned.


Hyatt Stay Using Credit Card Points

I also transferred Chase points to Hyatt and booked the Hyatt Regency Toronto. The Hyatt Regency Toronto is in the heart of downtown Toronto. We took a Lyft (using my Chase Sapphire Preferred for 5x points) from the airport to the hotel. We took advantage of the rooftop pool, gym, and sauna that were located on the 14th floor. We were able to walk to almost everything we wanted to do, such as the Hockey Hall of Fame.


Man and woman standing in front of Hyatt sign.


Activities in Toronto

We booked a tour on Viator to visit Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls was something I have always wanted to see. It was definitely worth the experience. We spent a little more (thanks to credit card points) and booked a small group tour with pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. We were able to get on a Niagara Falls ferry right away instead of waiting in a long line. Our tour guide also took us to the Flower clock and another Niagara Falls overlooks. So much better than a crowded bus tour!


Man and woman in red rain gear near falls.

Niagara Falls was a dream come true for Camille.


We were able to walk to the theaters and see Broadway shows Hamilton and Hadestown. Hamilton tickets were way cheaper in Canada, by the way, and it was so good!

One day, we didn’t have anything planned and decided to visit Casa Loma. It is a castle built by a rich businessman in the middle of Toronto. It is massive, and we did a lot of walking in the castle and on the grounds. Surprisingly, it has been the backdrop in many movies, such as X-Men. After visiting the castle, we walked to Chinatown for a late lunch. So much to do and see there.


Celebrating an Anniversary

I emailed Hyatt beforehand and let them know it was our 11-year anniversary, and at check-in they gave us a voucher for free drinks at the bar. We had our anniversary dinner at the restaurant located in the hotel. The dinner was fantastic. The vegetables were cooked to perfection. They also serve breakfast, and if you are a Globalist, breakfast is free.

We had such a great time on this bucket list anniversary vacation. Walking around Toronto and touching the Stanley Cup wouldn’t have been possible without the knowledge of the Travel Mom Squad. Thanks so much!

Thanks, Camille, for your reader success story to Toronto! Where will points and miles take our readers next?

City view near water with colorful sign that says TORONTO

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